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Ireland Has Well And Truly Answered Andrew McGinley's Appeal

Ireland Has Well And Truly Answered Andrew McGinley's Appeal

One of the most heart-rending stories to come from the lockdown was Andrew McGinley's appeal to the general public for letters to help him cope with the isolation he was feeling. Andrew lost his three children back in January in tragic circumstances and he seemed to be feeling the effects of isolation profoundly. He tweeted from the @ConorsClips account on Friday asking the public to send cards, postcards or letters and included his address in Dublin.

. Well, this morning Andrew found that Ireland answered his call. He tweeted a photo of two massive boxes of post that had arrived at his doorstep.

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"I possibly should have thought this through ?. Thank you all," he wrote.

This lockdown has brought us closer together as a people, and An Post have played their part by distributing two free postcards to the public.

It'll take him some time to work through all of those good wishes, and we imagine they'll make the world feel that little bit smaller and less isolating. This is proof that social media can serve some sort of good, and that community spirit is staying strong despite this crisis we all face.

Donny Mahoney
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Donny Mahoney is one of the founders of Balls.ie

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